Downtime saps the energy from organizations. Every minute of lost productivity drains revenue. Meanwhile, your competitors forge ahead, leaving you behind. We all understand the direct impact denied access to applications and data have on your top and bottom-line performance. The result? There is absolutely no tolerance for downtime today.
To reduce unplanned downtime to an absolute minimum and keep your business operating smoothly, a secondary site for Disaster Recovery (DR) is vital. When disaster strikes, you need off-site, ready-to-go replicas of all critical apps and data, so they can get back up and running quickly.
But setting-up and maintaining a separate DR site is expensive and time-consuming. A compelling alternative? Cloud-based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS).
DRaaS has primarily been seen as a way for small to mid-sized businesses to utilize real DR capabilities. If tight budgets and limited staff are constraining you from maintaining your own remote sites, DRaaS can help you overcome this challenge. Now, the industry trends confirm that you can start to enjoy DRaaS without extra complexity and high-cost implementation.
As a Gold level partner with Veeam, the cloud experts, we can now provide our clients with an affordable and effective full-service cloud-based disaster recovery solution.
It’s not just that DRaaS is more cost-effective than traditional DR, now setting it up is much less complex, with minimal downtime and minimal impact on users. Bottom line? DRaaS offers a simple way to meet today’s demand to deliver always -on service.
Now, no matter the size of your organization, you no longer need to rely on in-house DR expertise and you no longer need to waste money on secondary DR sites that require expensive capital acquisition, with little return on investment when the site is not used. With DRaaS, CenterGrid makes the investment in the equipment, allowing you to free up resources for other capital expenses.
Why Choose DRaaS?
- 80% –Lack of DR site
- 75% — Lack of DR expertise
- 66% — Cost of current DR infrastructure
- 49% –Lack of available personnel
- 33% — Assistance after disaster
- 33% — internal or external regulations
For Business Owners and IT leaders challenged to increase resiliency without increasing costs, DRaaS could soon be seen as an essential piece of your DR solution. By overcoming traditional cost and complexity issues, both small and large organizations can start to realize the many benefits of DRaaS, including:
Fast recovery — If a disaster occurs, every second your system is down means you are losing money. DRaaS can enable you to restore normal operations in minutes, rather than hours or even days.
Cost control — Building and maintaining a remote DR site is expensive and complex. DRaaS eliminates the need to run your own DR site, reduces CapEx (capital expense) and provides predictable OpEx (operating expense) costs with pay-as-you-go pricing models.
Flexibility — Rather than traditional DR’s rigidity, DRaaS allows you to activate virtual off-site resources on demand. And you can choose from a variety of recovery scopes, depending on the nature and severity of the disaster.
Simplicity — New technology advances allow you to quickly and simply implement DRaaS and manage backup and recovery far more easily.
Security and compliance — The best DRaaS solutions ensure that data is encrypted in transit and at rest. They also enable in-house, IT teams to maintain data residency control. Some industry solutions require failover tests periodically. A DRaaS solution with automated testing capabilities can greatly reduce expenses required to run those tests.
Do we have your attention? Let us know if you would like to discuss your disaster recovery plan to see if DRaaS is right for you.